New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius | December 4th, 2021 - the past pulled into the future, a test of faith, an unexpected obstacle, releasing pride, releasing deep grief, adjusting the damper




On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:43AM EDT, the Sagittarius Moon meets the Sagittarius Sun giving us this month's New Moon and our annual New Moon in fiery Sagittarius. Happening so near to the South Node of the Moon gives us a Solar Eclipse (karmic event tied to the past).

New Moons are the time to set new intentions and working with Sagittarius themes (and the themes of our Sagittarius natal house) NOW allow the natural energies to work with us. As the Moon waxes (grows) over the next two weeks, and really over the next 6 and 18 months, so does whatever our intentions have set into motion.

 

Sagittarius is a fun-loving, bigger-is-better sign (ruled by Jupiter and ruler of our collective 9th house) and rules travel, freedom, adventure, wisdom, legal issues, higher education, politics, the media, good luck, faith, religion, weddings, optimism, truth seekers, boldly going where no man has gone before, THE QUEST, your Sagittarius natal house theme -

it also rules carelessness, taking shortcuts, thinking we are right/know it all, making assumptions, throwing pink paint on problems and looking at something else, overconfidence, going too far, overdoing/over-promising, impatience, boastfulness and superficial fluff.

Besides the monthly lunar energy of "new beginnings" this particular Moon has her own relationship with the other players in the heavens based on her position. We also get the cosmic "re-set" of the Solar Eclipse as something is eclipsed out of our life or out of our way! 


So, let's unpack the chart!


The Moon/Sun meet at 12 degrees Sagittarius conjunct Mercury (applying) and inconjunct Uranus (separating) and squaring Pallas in Pisces (separating). The Moon sextiles sober Saturn. Uranus is squaring Saturn. This is all powered up in Sagittarius, home of the South Node of the Moon, making this a Solar Eclipse - more potent/longer lasting/part of an older story. Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius and so ruler of this lunation is finishing up in Aquarius. At 25 degrees, he is squaring Mars (in Scorpio) and situated between asteroids Damocles and Niobe. Mercury (conjunct the Moon) opposes Black Moon Lilith EXACT.


The Solar Eclipse New Moon's waning inconjunct to Uranus speaks of an unexpected obstacle/setback. Uranus is retrograde, so this is either not totally unexpected or we've been here before somehow.

 

The Sag/Taurus inconjunct (rock and a hard place) is about freedom/adventure/risk vs safety/fixed resources/comfort. Maybe there is something here about turning a BLIND CORNER.


The Solar Eclipse New Moon's conjunction to Mercury is applying. We don't have all the information yet. The right conversations haven't happened yet. With Mercury in Sagittarius things can get blown out of proportion/exaggerated because we don't have all the facts. The square to wise Pallas in confusing Pisces is reinforcing this, plus Neptune has just stationed direct here. We don't know what we don't know. Mercury (plus Moon/Sun) opposing Black Moon Lilith is trouble for our rebellious/won't be OWNED female energy as forces unite against her. 


The Moon's ruler Jupiter is finishing up in Aquarius, eager to get into Pisces, his old stomping ground/where he is exalted. He is squaring Mars (in fiery Sagittarius, so ready for action, but also prone to wanting to make too big a move/do too much). We could be pushed/antsy to make a big move maybe we aren't ready for (or some kind of timing problem), or, with Jupiter in group/collective/future focused Aqua, have our actions curtailed by over-the-top group situations. 


Jupiter is situated between asteroid Damocles (Damocles the sword that's hanging over our head and I guess we all know what this is, but keep in mind this is the aspect that is IN THE PAST, near but waning) and Niobe (here is the aspect that is applying/in the future). 


I'll let you google Niobe's mythology if you are interested, but her story is something about how we can be damaged by pride and the ways we carry deep grief/bereavement. 

 

(her story involves themes of too much pride in our heritage, children/creations, boastfulness, arrogance - this could be a time for some big falls from grace within the collective and possible humbling experiences for some people


With this New Moon happening on the South Node of what is karmically ripe for release, it is time to release the TRAUMA around these themes. Whether we had childhood experiences that buried the trauma deep in our physical cells or whether we carry the trauma in our soul memory for our ancestors/prior lives - this is about the way we carry these specific ancient fears/OLD STORIES into our modern lives and then prevent ourselves from clearly seeing the truth around current situations. 

 

It's like there is an old rusty circuit (reptilian brain) that shuts off new/modern thinking processes at the first sign of danger, yelling in our ear, "Remember what happened last time!"  

 

Then in the panic to protect ourselves, DANGER WILL ROBINSON, we miss the opportunity to open our minds and see the reality of the current situation.

 

And because these ancient protective parts of our brain operate at such lightening fast speeds we are sometimes only dimly aware of the potential for change/the opportunity to respond instead of react - 


so let's try NOT making a mountain out of a molehill, NOT being so sure we are right, NOT thinking we have created something bigger/better than it is, NOT wanting something so big that we walk away from the small stuff that can accumulate into the bigger/better stuff OVER TIME.

 

Whatever is triggering this instinctive fear to protect ourselves/close up shop is something we want to be cautious with. Don't move too far/go too big too fast. Remember that square between Mars in Scorpio and Jupiter in Aquarius. These are fixed signs. Dug in. Keep an open mind/maintain some perspective. 

 

Just because the sky has fallen doesn't mean the sky IS falling. 


The way through this Moon is easy to see because it is the ONLY smooth aspect -  that sextile to Saturn - from the Moon, Sun, Mercury. 

 

Patience. Hard work. Staying focused on our goals. Being mature. Not expecting immediate results. In Aquarius - working with common goals/like-minded people, focusing on the future. Not taking everything so damn personally. This is a FIRE MOON and we only get three a year. We don't want to waste it. Something is STARTING. But this sextile to Saturn urges a slower course. So, the fire starts the way a fire always starts. A spark. It gets LIT. But what we do next, determines whether the fire keeps us warm through the long cold winter or dies out in the December winds. 

 

Keep in mind Venus is walking the degrees in Saturn ruled Cappy she is going to walk two more times over the next couple months. Right now she is conjunct the "time runs out/power is cemented" degree of January 2020 when Saturn met Pluto, so we are back here AGAIN in some way, but this time we are working our way through this with Venus (yes, Pluto is still here and Saturn comes into play through Cappy, but still we are talking about benevolent VENUS) and whatever we are doing we are going to be re-vising, re-valuing later. This ain't the same old rodeo.


Something else to ponder is this New Moon Solar Eclipse is conjunct the Great Attractor; a gravitational anomaly consisting of more than 8000 galaxies with a mass of more than ten million billion suns.

 

It is located at 14 degrees Sagittarius and thought to influence the movement of oodles of galaxies including our own Milky Way Galaxy (whose center black hole is called the Galactic Center). The Great Attractor might be the biggest thing/place in our universe with basically unimaginable gravitational forces. It appears to recede from our galaxy at the same time it appears to approach as it pulls our Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies toward it at a dizzying speed, baffling scientists. From an astrological perspective it mixes the past into the future, bends light and time, confuses what is real, makes linear projections rather counter-productive.

 

So, after more than 18 months of, well, I'll just say "freakin' bedlam" we have the Moon meeting the Sun - close enough to the Nodes to give us a Solar Eclipse, the FINAL eclipse of the Sag/Gemini cycle of those same 18 months - conjunct THIS UNKNOWN SPACE. 

 

Interesting. What does it mean? I have no idea, but maybe something like just as we feel we have that brass ring firmly within our grasp OR THAT THINGS ARE NEVER GOING TO CHANGE, we are being re-routed onto a NEW QUEST/timeline. This is still the Eclipse spin cycle folks!

 

We want to stay focused - this is SAGITTARIUS - on the beneficial nature of whatever we have going on. Have FAITH. Stay OPTIMISTIC. December might not be a free float into the future - there is that final pending Saturn/Uranus and Venus's long retro and Mars is going to cross that South Node - BUT moving too fast/too soon/grabbing control just because our hands are empty only reinforces the old ways that are falling apart; ensures we end up with what didn't work the first time. Mars is in Sag and this is a New Moon in Sag, so we want to KEEP MOVING FORWARD. 


Can we do this without leaping off a bridge/taking a throat clogging bite? 


YES we can. 


NEW MOON INTENTIONS


As always, write your New Moon intentions down by hand in script. Use strong ink and a clean sheet of paper. Do this in a quiet, respectful manner in a clean space. Light a candle.

Trust the process. We have used our words to cast our S-P-E-L-L.

People always say that affirmations "only work if we take action". And this is true, but not in the way some people think because the affirmation is action. It sets the energy in motion.

Words are not just words. If used properly, in the right frame of mind, they line us up energetically with the thing we are seeking.

Set those intentions. 


Know that life has heard you. 


Know these things are already yours.


xo all


(please excuse any typos, too tired to proof again)

A peek at december 2021 and then ahead to 2022 | things fall apart so things can fall together


 

I might need to pivot away from the weekly/dailies toward more big picture stuff for the rest of the year to get everything covered and so we can start looking at 2022!

 

For now, let's take a peek at some of the bigger December energies.

 

The year goes out with a bang folks!


DECEMBER 1st - Neptune stations direct. Good news for Pisces people, especially Pisces risings since Neptune is your chart ruler,  and those with Pisces planets/placements. Neptune has been retrograde in his home sign of Pisces since the end of June. His direct movement will green light creative projects, our imagination, spirituality, charity. Clarity can return, or depending on our Pisces placements, illusion/delusion can grow stronger as Neptune strengthens. The key to working with Neptune direct is to release our grip on whatever is falling away/dissolving and the current will begin to pull us forward.

 

Since Neptune/Pisces rules viruses we will have to see what happens near this date. He is already still/stationing as I write this on the 26th of November, so we are in the 'confusing' part of the Neptune station.


DECEMBER 4th - Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius (12 degrees) - our final Eclipse of the last 18 month Sagittarius/Gemini cycle - this one on the South Node. This can bring a culmination/the final word on a matter or be more about the new start the ending ushers in. Much will depend on what we have learned from the last 18 months and how we have applied those lessons. We will talk about this in a BIG post this week.


DECEMBER 18th - Full Moon in Gemini (the Moon at 27 degrees opposes the Sun in Sag) - the Sun conjunct the Galactic Center makes this an important Full Moon - the first we've had in Gemini in 18 months that hasn't been an Eclipse. The Galactic Center - center of our very own Milky Way Galaxy - is our homing signal/portal to other galaxies. So, the Sun here is bringing in new/alien information that is "unknown" - it's not a coincidence the Galactic Center sits in late Sag - a space of hope/optimism/taking some risk because in Sagittarius we can't be "sure"/we deal with wisdom/philosophy rather than facts. We have to go on faith. So, the Sun's light is on this "unknown" data - and people with planets/points near the Galactic Center will be getting 'downloaded' with this as the Moon - because remember the Full Moon is a lunar event - is opposing with the information/facts/details. It is interesting this Full Moon is coming after we finish up the Sag/Gemini Eclipses and have released old beliefs that are no longer working. Here are the seeds of new beliefs - through that Galactic Center activation - even as the Full Moon in Gemini closes out a Gemini story that started last June. This Moon is making nice to the Moon in the U.S. birthchart - so helpful to 'the people' and will be making a semi-sextile to the U.S. natal Pluto, on course for its first return to its natal position on 2/22/22. We will talk about this Full Moon in a BIG post.


DECEMBER 19th - Venus starts her 40 days and 40 night retrograde through Capricorn, stationing retrograde conjunct powerful PLUTO - their exact conjunction is December 11th and they have another meeting on Christmas Day with Venus retrograde. December 19th is also the day Chiron stations direct (retrograde since the middle of July). So, now we are re-assessing what we love/value. In Cappy, no doubt our careers/the work we do. The way we work with and step into our own authority. What we need to feel stable. Keep in mind, Cappy is not fast moving energy, so much of what we are doing now may be about planning/laying foundations. I will write a BIG post about this one.


We want to keep in mind that one month from now - on January 18th - the North Node will move into Taurus and start answering to Venus. This retrograde is helping us get our ducks in a row/get clear on what matters - before the next 18 month Taurus/Scorpio nodal switch.


DECEMBER 24th - Saturn makes his third of three exact squares to Uranus in 2021 - here is the year going out with a BANG. Saturn is direct, Uranus is still retrograde. This one is 11 degrees Aquarius vs Taurus. Again, this is the old vs the new. Responsibilities to the group/status quo vs personal values/liberty. This transit has impacted almost everything that has happened in 2021. Both collectively and personally. And keep in mind this is happening with Venus conjunct Pluto. Finances could be impacted. Expect a BIG post.


Note on January 1st - the year's first aspect - we have the Sun (in Saturn ruled Capricorn) trining (brakes off) Uranus, so something from today could smooth out a bit then as our Cappy house theme, a space we naturally tend to be more traditional/stable/patient is pulled into this square. 


DECEMBER 28th - Jupiter enters Pisces! Now our Pisces house is where we are getting lucky. We attract that luck/those opportunities (as always with Jupiter through hope, optimism, faith, taking some risk) through Pisces - our imagination, compassion, intuition, prayer, our ancestors/our past lives. Sometimes with Pisces a sacrifice is required. We will have to watch any tendency to self-sabotage through escapist habits/addictions/self-deception, but, with Jupiter being the ancient ruler of Pisces, we will all benefit from this transit. Also Jupiter gets out from under Saturn's thumb for the first time in two years, and Neptune (Pisces ruler) is direct by now, which will surely help. Note - this is going to be a FAST transit. You might remember, Jupiter dipped his toe into these waters in 2021, so this is actually a second pass through some of these degrees. Jupiter will be in Aries by May and then return to Pisces during his retrograde from October 28, 2021 until December 20th for us to go back and mine the Piscean opportunities we missed the first time through!


2022 - some highlights ...


JANUARY 18th - the Nodes move from Gemini/Sag to Taurus/Scorpio. Expect a BIG post this week. We'll talk about how to prepare and what to expect. This is an 18 month transit. The South Node in Scorpio is our past, but also where we are now. Living with death/rising from our sweaty deathbed sheets. Living through a tremendous transformation. Merged monies/debts/inheritances that are not working/strangling people. Intimacies that have outlived their expiration dates. With Scorpio we have the shadow of control and jealousy and normalizing taking on too much that can fuel greed. Scorpio is complicated. Taurus - answering to Venus - is appointed our North Star (guiding light) and keep in mind, Venus is retrograde when this cycle kicks off, so the past is very much the future at this point. 

 

Taurus North Node means we will be prioritizing our physical bodies/physical senses, quality over quantity, our relationship with nature, valuing simple over complicated, what we already have over what someone else does, our food, resources, money. Mother Earth - Taurus ruled - will have something to say about this transit, too. I am reminded of my grandmother's advice about prioritizing everything that comes between you and the Earth - this will include your shoes, your mattress, the tires on your car. Fixed earth practicality. Valuing ourselves and our physical existence. 


NOTE - this is also the day of the Cancer Full Moon opposing the Sun/Pluto conjunct in Cappy, as Uranus stations direct and just hours before the Sun moves into Uranus-ruled Aquarius and crosses that WORLD STARTS UP AGAIN - 0 degrees Aqua from January 2021. Mercury will be retrograde and moving through Aquarius backwards at this point. 

 

Oh my.

 

FEBRUARY 16TH AND MARCH 6TH - 2022 will have TWO Venus/Mars conjunctions (due to Venus's retrograde). Their first meeting will be in Capricorn and their 2nd meeting with Venus direct will be at 0 degrees Aquarius - the HOT degree from the very end of 2020 when Jupiter met Saturn and the world started up again. Mars is exalted in Capricorn and Venus gets along well with Cappy ruler Saturn, so likes Cappy, too - this is fresh new energy, independence, the future. Looks good.


FEBRUARY 17TH - Jupiter sextiles Uranus - days before the exact Pluto return of the United States, this is good news, too. Out of the blue LUCK. Unexpected expansion. The future is calling. This can be good news for people with planets/points near 11 degrees Taurus and with all the changes they've been through with Uranus, they most decidedly deserve it.


FEBRUARY 22nd - the first exact pass of the United States Pluto return - BIG post coming in early December about this one. Venus and Mars will be conjunct the TIME RUNS OUT Cappy degree of January 2020 (home of U.S. natal Narcissus), the North Node will be EXACT on Algol (malevolent fixed star, post coming about his connection to algorithms ie how are thinking is being controlled) and conjunct Sedna as well as the U.S. natal Wuhan/Pandora conjunction (also Trump's mid-heaven and Kamala Harris's natal Jupiter and Facebook's Jupiter/Algol/Sun 10th house trifecta). The North Node will also be on the degree of November 2021's FIRST Taurus Lunar Eclipse. Lots of the Asteroids will be active.

 

APRIL 12TH - Jupiter meets up with Neptune in Pisces. Pisces ancient ruler and modern ruler join together in their own sign.  There is a chance for something to go terribly wrong (delusion, addiction, escape) or TERRIBLY RIGHT. We are going to have Saturn squaring the Nodes on this day, too - so big turning points/crossroads. Mars will enter Pisces a couple days later with all this still in play and we'll have a Full Moon in Libra ramping everything up.  


APRIL 30TH - New Moon Solar Eclipse 10 degrees Taurus as Pallas enters Taurus. Note - Mercury will station retrograde between these two Eclipses (he will station direct on June 3rd at 26 degrees Taurus - the HOT eclipse, Algol/algorithms, Pandora/Wuhan degree, Sedna). MAY 16TH - Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, 25 degrees Scorpio, opposing Algol, as Ceres enters Cancer - Ceres could be, at least the co-ruler of Taurus one day, so we'll keep an eye on her during the Taurus/Scorpio Eclipses of the next couple years. 


JULY 13TH - Full Moon in Capricorn conjunct the still HOT "time runs out" January 2020 degree, 21 Cappy. 


JULY 31ST - Uranus meets the North Node, at 18 degrees Taurus and opposes the South Node at 18 degrees Scorpio. BIG CHAOTIC PUSH INTO THE FUTURE. We'll talk about this in a BIG post. We really need to be valuing ourselves here/knowing what matters/have our feet on the ground here. We want to be keyed in to what supports us. To what really matters as we move through 2022. Earthquakes, environmental issues that force change? Or is this when Facebook launches their Meta-verse? Big connections to their chart with this one (plus all the Taurus hot degrees surrounding Algol/algorithms/controlling our thinking). Me thinks (while I still can, sort of), since authority seems more intent on reining in our freedoms than big tech's use of algorithms we had better get some grip here ourselves, before Saturn leaves Aquarius in early 2023.


OCTOBER 30TH - Mars is going to station retrograde in Gemini at 25 degrees (conjunct Kamala Harris's ascendant and Trump's Sun) and move back to 8 degrees and then turn around on January 12th, 2023 and start moving forward. Since he will back and forth across almost the entire sign and activating lots of Eclipse energy from the Gemini/Sag cycle, this is a VERY BIG deal. Why do I keep mentioning Trump here? Isn't he yesterday's news? Well Jupiter (good luck/expansion) is conjunct his North Node (fate) on Election Day 2024 - and Trump's North Node is sandwiched between his Uranus/Sun conjunction (Sun rules his chart) in his 10th house of career. We'll need to keep an eye on him, too, as we move through this BIG year for the United States.

 

Then we come to the 2022 fall Eclipses, yada, yada, I am getting WAY too far ahead of myself now. 


We will unpack all of these in their own posts - starting with this week's BIG Eclipse, Venus's retrograde over "time runs out", the final Saturn/Uranus square on Christmas Eve, Jupiter's journey through Pisces (YAY for this one) and the incredibly CHALLENGING/OPPORTUNISTIC, with an emphasis on opportunistic, mind-bending astrology of 2022. 

 

Because these energies aren't just empowering the future/tech/science (for better or worse) as the patriarchy crashes and burns - these energies are empowering US. 


We are also going to talk more about the asteroids. The planets are almost all masculine archetypes. All the asteroids/dwarf planets, mostly feminine energies and truly, truly pregnant with new possibilities - are fragments of culture/our personal stories woven into the strands of our DNA to be activated as they are discovered and synchronistically named. There are thousands of them. Is it any wonder life is more complex than ever?! 

 

We either bust every telescope on the planet - would this work? Probably not - or we learn to flow with the changes of universal consciousness/sometimes chaos. 

 

For the United States one important question is - how do we move into a more equal and humane culture with this myth/dark cloud of American exceptionalism hanging over our heads. Probably we can't, so along comes our Pluto return just in the nick of time. Kaboom. Obama, Trump, Biden, our relationship to "the other"/scapegoats, the virus/our responses and their ramifications disrupting our Capricorn second house perception of who we are, what is valuable/what matters, what goals are important, how we maintain and support ourselves and others. 

 

It's surely time to pivot, personally and collectively, but still tangled in the dead cords of the old world we are unsure what that would look like and what that even means, but if we don't do something different we are going to feel more and more empty. Yet, we think -  because all we remember for lifetimes and lifetimes is this patriarchy/hierarchy of naked emperors that once supported us - is that if we can only get things to be more stable/more like they used to be, we will be ok. 

 

Would it surprise you to learn this would not feel ok even if we got it?

 

Anyhoo, it's Sagittarius season, I've had way too many sweet potatoes and to quote Helen Keller, "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all". We are all here together in this experience for a reason, folks. We have to have faith. We have to keep moving. We are building a new world, but some of the materials we are needing haven't even arrived yet, so let's take a breath. 

 

Tomorrow Mercury meets the Sun - this is a culmination point within our Sag house, surely something comes to light/dawns on us here. On Monday we have a lovely Libra Moon sextiling the Sun - excellent for cooperation, balance - and Mercury trines Chiron, Mars trines Neptune, all kinds of smooth energies. Looks like a good way to start the week.


xo all - back with the Eclipse post, please excuse any typos/nonsense, too tired to re-read


artwork by the talented Antonio Deluca

Today's Astrology Forecast | Friday, November 26th, 2021 - long void moon, healing very old familial wounds, deciding what stays and what goes, not a day to shop til you drop

 


 

The Moon is finishing up in Leo this morning (EST) - we are nourished/nurtured through romance, recreation, children, generosity, following our heart. She goes void at 11:23AM off an opposition to Jupiter. She will be void until 9:12PM EST when she moves into Virgo. 

 

The Sun is at 5 degrees Sagittarius now and conjuncts Vesta (both answering to Jupiter who is opposing the Moon). The Sun meets Vesta starting a NEW STORY. Our focus shifts. Broadens. The stuff that is keeping us up at night maybe feels more opportunistic/less tragic. We can see the blue skies if we look for them. 

 

At the same time, the Sun and Vesta move into an opposition with Ceres who is retrograde at 5 degrees Gemini. Here a story is ending/energy is culminating. 

 

Ceres in Gemini is re-working/re-thinking nurturing, mothering, change of life situations, situations where we feel out of control through conversations, information, dealing with the details. The Sun/Vesta opposition brings a culmination/ending to a mothering or season of life situation. This is a Sag/Gemini opposition - our hopes/ideals/optimism vs intellect/information/facts. So maybe Vesta in Sag is showing us our devotion to some ideal (idea about what mothering should look like or this new phase of life should look like) is in contrast to what is actually needed. Or maybe Ceres in Gemini's style of teacher mothering needs a shot of something more adventurous.


(this is making me think of the many Thanksgiving celebrations in the U.S. this weekend which has activated the Saturn/Uranus square through the Leo Moon - some people struggling to hold onto traditions, because stability/traditions are what we are made of - personally I dangled from the rafters to hang some holiday lights I hadn't hung in years - and some people only too willing to find reasons/excuses to let traditions go because more than tradition they are needing change/needing freedom - and all of us are really both these people ... neither is right or wrong ... just the way we are making our way through this year's challenging energies as we decide what stays and what goes/what we are made of now/what we want to bring with us - also notice today is the exact Saturn/Chiron sextile this year's other BIG repeat aspect, not a coincidence folks)

 

The way through today's struggles is Saturn (at 8 degrees Aquarius) sextile to Chiron in Aries. This has been in play off and on all year.

 

This is a BIG repeating aspect this year as we heal by taking responsibility and working through group challenges. Grown-up actions/words. Big girl/boy pants on. Being responsible. Stepping into our own authority. Connecting with elders. Being patient. Not taking things so personally. Anytime Chiron is triggered we can feel vulnerable. In Aries, fears of not being able to take care of ourselves are activated, but the smooth and opportunistic connection with a strong Saturn in Aqua tells us the way to handle our triggers is not to turn away, but to take care of our responsibilities and those that connect us to other people/our groups/causes/and the goals that bring us together. Very old, very deep wounds are being healed.


Keep in mind today's long Void Moon ability to provide twists and turns and then nothing comes of these things anyway. Stay flexible. Probably NOT a good day to make important purchases - things might not work out as planned with them. Plus that Moon/Jupiter opposition will encourage overspending/excess.

 

Better to use the Moon/Jupiter for optimism/adventure. Time with the kiddos or your creative projects.


xo all


artwork by the talented Harkale-Linai

weekly astrology forecast for creatives | November 22 - 28th, 2021 - the eclipse spin cycle, the past is brought to our attention, a crossroads, important information and conversations


 

 

This is a BIG Sagittarius week. 

 

The Sun has just moved into Sag where he is very happy to be out of the Scorpio intensity - feeling expansive, wanting to explore, travel, take some risks, know what he's talking about/be seen as wise. Mercury is going to join him this week, as ruler of Sag's polarity sign of Gemini, Mercury is not so happy here as his friend the Sun. Still Mercury, through us, will be able to see the blue skies in the distance he might have missed while looking through the darker/more complicated lens of Scorpio.

 

The Sun and Mercury will separately cross the South Node of the Moon (the past) opposing the North Node of the Moon (the future) and then meet up to talk about it.  

 

Choices, crossroads, nostalgia. Endings.


We are in between two powerful Eclipses. The eye of the storm that feels less cray-cray, but with that feeling of electricity in the air like after a storm that isn't finished with us yet.

 

Last week's Taurus Lunar Eclipse pulls us into the next 18 months (some of us kicking and screaming as our North Star/focus begins to shift) - situations NOW are giving us a kind of preview of that. 

 

Next week we have the FINAL Sagittarius Solar Eclipse and the last 18 months begin to wrap up. See my posts about that transit HERE. Collectively, in the United States, we finished up the Leo North Node back in 2018 having elected a "king" of sorts with an obsessed media focused on him, the Cancer North Node back in 2020 hunkered down in our homes and, it looks like we are polishing off the Gemini North Node - divided/localized/split in two. Sounds about right. We always seem to go out with a bang.


Let's take a look at the week ahead!


We talked about MONDAY - here.


On TUESDAY, the Sun at 1 degree Sagittarius meets the South Node and opposes the North Node. This is our attention/a light on our past. Old opportunities/beliefs/ways we once grew. People and situations from the past are spotlighted. The Moon is finishing up in her home sign of Cancer, making smooth trines to Mars and Neptune (good for action/imagination) and once again going void off her faceoff (opposition) with powerful Pluto (power struggles, things feeling like life and death). This is the Moon's soft space to fall and facing DEATH every month at the end of her visit home, is there any wonder we are all so emotionally wrung out? 

 

We could be at a crossroads, making a decision between the old/comfortable and the new/untested. What isn't working might be right in our face. The key with these particular nodes is to keep things small and manageable and local (when the North Node gets into Taurus in a couple months we are really going to want our lives to be less complicated, so keep that in mind now, too), look at facts and figures and details. Ask questions. Thinking we know is going to toss us off course/make things harder. Stay flexible. Small steps. Small conversations. See what comes up.


On WEDNESDAY, Mercury enters Sagittarius. 

 

The ruler of our mental life, our thinking, communication, the process and physical means of getting things from point A to point B, our local environment, our siblings, commerce, our tech - coming up from the depths and obsessions of Scorpio and moves into the "sky's-the-limit" space of Sagittarius which sounds like good news even if Mercury doesn't really want to be here.

The scope of information available to us broadens. All the little details we have been immersed in during Mercury's transit through Scorpio fade from view a bit. It's like we have applied a wide angle lens to our camera. There is more to see (know), but less to specifically look at. 

 

If we have used his/her (our) time in Scorpio well we will be more than ready to come up for some air!
 

Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) is optimistic energy. So those big bodacious ideas will carry us further now. People will be thinking and talking BIG. Making BIG plans. Using BIG persuasive, language. It's a good time to sell your "whatever it is", but also a good time to be sold a bill of goods. Keep in mind that words and information could mislead us as our focus moves away from those pesky details (still important with the North Node in Gemini, so keep that in mind) and onto the larger landscape.
 

Sag's mutable energy is boundless and stretchy. This can be a good thing. Sometimes a very good thing. But it can also have its drawbacks. The fly in the ointment - always a fly in there even as the weather grows frosty - is a kind of over-estimating/over-confidence/exaggerating/know-it-all/preachiness, and, of course, not seeing the trees for the forest. Damn flies. 

 

Sagittarius is the great teacher/sage and rules wisdom and philosophy. Sagittarius season is a good time to take something we are interested in to a higher level. Sagittarius rules our collective 9th house (plus the house in your chart with Sagittarius on the cusp) so communications and information could focus on 9th house themes - legal issues, foreign issues, higher education, travel, religion, weddings, politics, the media, marketing. The United States is consumed with legal cases as the Sag South Node wraps up and Sagittarius season begins. 

 

Our personal Sagittarius houses, with both the Sun and Mercury in town for a visit, are really waking up now!

On THURSDAY, Mercury opposes the North Node. 

 

Now Mercury is following in the Sun's footsteps, doing what the Sun did on Tuesday. We are talking about what we have seen/what's come to our attention. More information is coming in. Choices. Decisions. We are likely to be busy. Even our errands are showing us who we are/what we want/what we are made of/where we are NOW. This is part of the Gemini/Sagittarius nodal cycle of the last 18 months reaching its conclusion. This week will include IMPORTANT INFORMATION and conversations. Or maybe it's the conversations we aren't having that are standing out to us/shaping the future. Maybe we are going over the details of the past. An old situation/story. People from the past can show up this week for a chat. We could be feeling nostalgic. This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States - maybe people are coming back together after a long time apart. Maybe some won't be. Maybe some holidays have been changed forever. Communications can bring endings - and keep in mind every ending is actually a beginning, too. 

 

During Eclipse season doors are opening and closing all over the place!


On FRIDAY, Saturn, at 8 degrees Aquarius, sextiles Chiron in Aries. The Moon squared Chiron at the beginning of the week (ouch!) showing us our vulnerabilities and now we have a nice healing sextile to daddy Saturn - being practical, responsible, stepping into our authority/dealing with authority and father figures is healing. This is Aries/Aquarius, so feels a bit like Monday's way through (the Uranus sextile) - being ourselves, detaching a bit, not taking things too personally, looking toward the future. Keep all this in mind - your mind is ruled by Jupiter now, it will hold quite a bit and stretch as you need it to.

 

On SATURDAY, the Virgo Moon is going to square the Sagittarius Sun at 5 degrees. This month's Last Quarter Square before next week's New Moon. The Moon in Virgo is nourished/nurtured by the details, by getting it right/organized. By practicality. Her exactness is challenged by the Sag Sun's need to explore, feel/see a larger landscape. The Moon in Virgo's goal is to fix it/figure it out, but we can get lost in the sauce here - too many details and we lose sight of the big picture or get ourselves stressed out over unimportant things. Optimistic and adventurous, the Sun is fiery Sag will overlook the details/be annoyed by Virgo's fussiness, but sometimes take things too far. This is a square so tension/frustration between the details/reality and the big picture/the way we want reality to look. This could show up as simply as we need to work/attend to things and want to play/go and explore. These signs are mutable/adaptable - we can figure this out. The Moon in Virgo will feel safest with routines, rituals, boundaries, but we need the Sun's energy to feel alive. We can't have an adventure and keep all our ducks in a row at the same time. Some ducks want to wander. Adjustments are needed.

 

On SUNDAY, Mercury meets up with the Sun at 7 degrees Sagittarius. After both planets crossed over the South Node (a spotlight on the past) while opposing the North Node (a culmination point here with the future/maybe a crossroad) they have a lot to chat about.

 

Information comes to light/a conversation/communication/our thinking that points to a culmination and then starts a NEW STORY. Maybe here is an answer/result. Where do we go from here? Happening during Eclipse season gives the Sun and Mercury's superior conjunction - which takes us back to October 9th when they met while Mercury was retrograde in our relationship sector - added OOMPH. 

 

Maybe more Oompa Loompa than just Oomph - cue Willy Wonka.

 

xo all

 

artwork by the talented Bazevian DelaCapucinere


Today's Astrology Forecast | Monday, November 22, 2021 - detaching from what hurts


 

 

The Moon is home in Cancer now. We are nourished/nurtured by home, family, mom and apple pie. She squares Chiron in the afternoon and then sextiles Uranus at 10:58PM EDT.


The Moon in Cancer is sensitive/vulnerable or maybe moody/needy. The square to Chiron in Aries triggers tension/frustration/painful wounds around being ourselves, being able to take care of ourselves, having to stand up for ourselves, our Aries house theme. 


Ouch. 


The follow-up sextile to Uranus speaks of the way through any touchy situations - detach, focus on the future, do something different, don't take it so personally.  

 

We are in the Eclipse spin cycle (in between two powerful Eclipses) in Sagittarius season with the South Node in Sag and the Sun moving over that South Node on Tuesday followed by Mercury on Thursday then they meet up with each other at the end of the week. BIG endings/information/conversations. 

 

We'll unpack this in the weekly on Monday.

 

xo all

 

We are now in the last 60 days of the Gemini/Sagittarius lunar nodal cycle. 60 days to drop beliefs that are no longer working. 60 days to change the conversation/and how we do conversation. 60 days to change our mind .... 


artwork by the talented MagentaMarie

the meaning of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus | Friday, November 18th, 2021 - the eclipse spin cycle begins!


 

On Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 3:57AM EST, the Taurus Moon will oppose the Scorpio Sun at 27 degrees - giving us this month's Full Moon, our annual Full Moon in Taurus. Happening so near the Moon's nodes gives us a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (partial).


Taurus is ruled by Venus and rules our collective 2nd house of everything money can buy and everything money can't. She rules finances, love, stability, security and comfort. She rules our values, our resources and also represents Mother Earth. Taurus energy is nurturing - it brings us back to ourselves. On the flip-side, Taurus can also represent fear based/scarcity thinking when our security is threatened (real or imagined), focusing us on all the reasons something we want to do won't work or all the reasons we can't have what we want. Taurus energy is stubborn (like the bull) or passive (like the cow).

We either own it (whatever "it" is) or it doesn't belong to us.

Like all Full Moons, this is a Sun/Moon opposition. The Sun is in deep, dark, transformative Scorpio and the Moon is in earthy, grounded Taurus. Full Moons represent fullness, peak power, endings - that moment of our breath when our lungs are full just a second before we begin to exhale. 


With Scorpio, something hidden is brought into the light (Full Moons bring things to light, but with Eclipses some things are still hidden, so there will be things we won't know with whatever we have going on). Eclipse events are fated. We could feel a loss of control with whatever is going on. What we value might feel threatened. A situation could be stimulated involving our use or avoidance of power. With Taurus, we turn toward the present moment - what already exists. Can we appreciate/take solace in what we HAVE? We move closer to what brings us comfort now - nature, food, touch, our physical senses.

Now, let's unpack the chart! 

 

The Moon in Taurus opposes the Sun near enough to the Nodes of the Moon to give us a Partial Lunar Eclipse. This is the first Eclipse of the Taurus/Scorpio axis that starts in December (in two weeks we will have the LAST Eclipse of the Gemini/Sagittarius axis that is finishing up). So this Eclipse has the potential to be a kind of 'kick off' point for the new axis which will be in effect for 18 months - we will be focused on making life more simple/changing our VALUE SYSTEM (what we value and how we feel valued) and burying what is dead/moving away from what is too complicated/paying off our debts.

 

Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are different than regular Full Moons because they are happening on the Moon's South Node - the Moon is full but the Sun's light is blocked by the Earth. So although things are still concluding and 'coming to light' other stuff is hidden, too. Nothing is exactly as it seems. Eclipses are cosmic course corrections. Things get eclipsed out or out of our way. 


Like a computer being rebooted after a change to its operating system - we get a RE-SET.


The time in between these two eclipses (the next one is in two weeks) is kind of like being in our washing machine spin cycle. It's not the time to take out the wash unless we want a soggy mess. Stuff isn't finished. We have to let the machine (the set of eclipses) do its work.


So, if you can, save the big-bodacious moves until after that second eclipse in two weeks. Let things unwind a bit. Let's let the Eclipses work their magic first. See where the washing machine spits us out and what we have to work with. Plus we'll be clean and smell like fabric softener sheets without polluting the planet and our immune systems by actually using them.

 

The Taurus Moon reaches fullness at 27 degrees Taurus. This is TIGHTLY conjunct fixed star Algol - considered by some to be the most malevolent star in the Milky Way Galaxy (sounds like fun) and also interestingly enough the name of an early (first?) computer language/program that initiated 'algorithms' (started in 1958 and published during the mega Aqua conjunction of 1963 - a time famous psychic/astrologer Jeane Dixon stated would be the birth of the Anti-Christ). Not saying Algol/algorithms is the anti-Christ consciousness, but I'm not saying it isn't either. Interesting (slightly out-there and not religious) post about all that in the works.


This is also tightly conjunct the degree of the United States natal Wuhan/Pandora conjunction in the 6th house of health/work and EXACTLY opposing Biden's natal 12th house Sun (the transiting Sun conjunct his natal Sun) with Mercury on his natal Mercury, Mars on his natal Mars, the South Node on his Ascendant, North Node on his Descendant/Uranus conjunction of "the other" (!), asteroid Wuhan opposing his natal Narcissus, too much to list. BIG stuff happening for him and with the ruler of his Scorpio planets in his 8th house of death/transformation that looks physically challenging for him, keep in mind his chart is all about 12th and 8th houses death/endings plus that Uranus Descendant (the U.S. also has a natal Uranus/Descendant)  - Biden bringing us "the other" - and for the United States now and over the next 6 months as this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse plays out and we move through the United States first ever Pluto return.


The Full Moon squares Jupiter in Aquarius. This is waning/unwinding. This is in the past, but near enough to the Eclipse to still be in play. This might speak of a big opportunity. Or maybe something not quite so grandiose that we have somehow exaggerated/caused to balloon out of proportion. With Jupiter ruling the South Node and Vesta EXACTLY conjunct the South Node, maybe an old hope/faith/wisdom/what we BELIEVE is being shaken up. Or maybe our NEW focus/devotion (that Sag house) is causing challenges/tension or maybe it is - keeping in mind this is a Taurus Eclipse - something about the way we OWN what we OWN that needs to shift. Also the empty leg of the Taurus/Scorpio/Aquarius T-Square landing in Leo, reminding us of the need to stay in our heart, shine brightly, bring ourselves to the world and hold for the world what we came here to carry.

 

The Moon trines Pluto making whatever is going on more intense/feel like 'life and death', but also more able to EMPOWER us if handled correctly. I know many people who have had surgeries/important health tests this past week.


The Moon is conjunct asteroid Sedna who can bring challenges, especially health challenges or situations where we have been 'cut off' from stability/what we used to know or count on - particularly when we've ignored what we 'didn't want to know'. This might also be looked at as repeating that separating square to Jupiter - an opportunity to create lemonade from lemons or maybe something that looked much better or worse than it actually was/is.

 

Venus, ruler of Taurus and so ruler of this lunation, is in Capricorn and trining Uranus EXACT. She is also applying to a sextile to Mars. Both smooth aspects. That trine to Uranus speaks of change/progress/the future. The NEW is being set up. The sextile to Mars speaks of serious/focused action. 

 

New money, new values, new relationships, new beauty, new self-esteem. 

 

Venus is walking her upcoming retrograde shadow now and we will be back here two more times. Whatever this is, it won't be all squared away until next year. We have been mentally preparing (North Node in Gemini) the last year and a half for the physical changes of 2022 and 2023 and starting with this Eclipse we will begin to physically EMBODY the changes.


To bottom line this one, and although I used to be a banker, I really hate bottom lines - this is a POWERFUL portal for a timeline shift. 


An extremely potent one. 


This will influence the next two weeks, six months, 18 months and even 18 years. Although this is a partial Eclipse it is a VERY long Eclipse. And this is the FIRST Eclipse of the upcoming Taurus/Scorpio nodal axis and the way something starts is the way something goes. 


Often during Eclipses we are making very serious decisions - or the people around us are - or very serious situations are playing out. 


This is the first Eclipse of two, so hold on loosely. Stay flexible.


Venus is in sober Capricorn and ruling this Eclipse, so take care of your responsibilities, treat people respectfully - yes, even people you don't agree with, a world full of people who agree with us would suck big-time, trust me on this - focus on what you love/value/what matters most. With Venus in Capricorn until the end of year we will be working to make Venusian issues MORE STABLE. 


Mercury (in Scorpio and opposing the Full Moon) is trining Neptune - kind of dissolving our Scorpio obsession/focus. Taking the bite from our words, but also the certainty from our minds. Certainty is so 2019 anyway, right?  This is good energy for heightened intuition. Prayer/meditation/imagination is powerful. The right words come to us. Just stay away from narcotics and alcohol because the effects will be greatly heightened.

 

Balance your books. Organize the money in your wallet. Get/give a massage. Take a bath. Bake some bread. Hug a tree. 


The next Eclipse in two weeks will be a BIG one, too, and pull us back to the Gemini/Sag North and South Node axis of the last 18 months for one final BLAST - minds will change/old beliefs and old judgments must be released. 


It will be let go or be dragged time. 


xo all